Forward Roque Santa Cruz has re-joined Blackburn Rovers on loan until the end of the season.
Paraguay international Santa Cruz left Ewood Park for Manchester City in a £17.5m deal in 2009, but made just eight starts for the City of Manchester Stadium outfit.
The 29-year-old had been expected to leave City since last summer, and the striker has admitted he is delighted to be “coming home” to Rovers.
Santa Cruz told Blackburn’s official website: “I feel like I am coming home. This has been the easiest decision of my career.
“I want to get playing and scoring goals again and this is a real chance for me to prove myself after a frustrating period. Everyone knows what Blackburn Rovers means to me.”
And Steve Kean, completing his first signing as manager, has confirmed he is hoping to make the switch permanent in the summer.
He said: “Roque had a fantastic time when he was first here and he showed his quality. Hopefully he'll do that again until the end of the season.
“It's massive from his point of view because he doesn't have to settle in at a new club. He's coming back to a place that was special to him and I'm sure he's going to deliver just as good or even better.
“We're trying to speak to Manchester City at the moment regarding an option about signing Roque at the end of the season, so we don't know about that yet.
“It's something we'll ask for, but we don't know if they'll commit to it.”